03/02/15 6:00am
03/02/2015 6:00 AM
Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

6 A.M. Monday

More than six inches of snow fell across Riverhead Sunday into Monday creating hazardous conditions on the roads and forcing delayed openings of schools.

While the precipitation has stopped, winds of more than 20 miles per hour are expected for later this morning, which could create some drifty conditions on the roadways. (more…)

02/15/15 4:18pm
02/15/2015 4:18 PM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has issued a travel advisory for the East End effective immediately until further notice due to current weather conditions of high winds and drifting snow, according to a press release.

Suffolk County’s Department of Public Works has deployed its entire fleet to spread salt and sand along all county-maintained roadways and facilities, officials said.

County officials strongly encourage motorists to avoid driving on East End roads due to hazardous conditions.

“If traveling, motorists should be prepared for blowing and drifting snow and use extra caution,” the release states. “According to the National Weather Service, Suffolk County may experience hazardous wind chills Sunday night into Monday morning.”

02/15/15 7:00am

The advantages (or disadvantages) of social media include experiencing the sentiments of people in places where you once lived. I’m in Maine now, but in the last month I’ve experienced the devastation of my former friends and family back home on the North Fork. The feelings on the above-average snowfall have turned from fleeting enjoyment to abject horror. I’ve watched and listened with a particular interest as a person to whom several feet of snow has become not only normal, but a source of pure enjoyment.

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02/02/15 6:00pm
02/02/2015 6:00 PM

Riverhead School District officials have announced there will be a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.

Shoreham-Wading River will also have a two-hour delayed opening.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School will also be delayed by two hours Tuesday.

Riverhead Charter School will have a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.

St. Isidore will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.

Check back at riverheadnewsreview.com for updated information.